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Hobby: Painting Street Bases

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Back at the start of the month, Warlorder Tom wrote a fantastic article on making urban bases. Now he’s back with a guide on painting them!


We’re heading back to the home-made, Milliput-paved streets of Stalingrad. Having spent considerable time moulding my own bases, I wanted to find a quick and effective way of painting them that would show off the time and effort spent.

This paint scheme uses a couple of simple techniques and just three paints to produce excellent street bases in a very short space of time. With a little extra effort, you can make some extra bits and pieces to breathe life into the base!


To paint your street bases, you’ll need:


Step 1: Basecoat

Paint the whole base with Uniform Grey.




BasesStep 2: Drybrush

Lightly drybrush the whole base with Stone Golem.




Step 3: Wash

Wash the base the Dark Tone ink.




Step 4: 2nd Drybrush

Lightly drybrush the base with Brainmatter Beige, focussing on the edges of the paving slabs.



Step 5: Details

Use the Building Rubble to add some additional details to your base. Scraps of sprue, MDF offcuts and PVA-soaked paper painted with Brainmatter Beige and washed with Strong Tone to further decorate the base.



Destroy the Enemy!

Storm Stalingrad with this fantastic Soviet starter army for Bolt Action!

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Tom Mecredy
Tom spends most of his time buying books and painting miniatures. He enjoys putting animals on the bases of his miniatures and half-finishing side projects. Some say that he lives in a tower on top of some windswept northern hill with his wife and cow-patterned cat, Spaghetti.